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Drifting On A Headwind

By Jim Harlan

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Indonesia and Papua Ultimate Dive Adventure

> South Pacific > Iran Jaya

Featuring: Experience an epic diving adventure which takes you to the best of Indonesia and Papua. From the Lembeh Straits, known for its amazing macro life, with an abundance of seahorses and nudibranches, to the rich unspoiled soft coral reefs of Bunaken National Marine Park. The night diving here is spectacular! From there this dive expedition takes you to the pristine sites of the remote Raja Ampat Islands of Papua.

Image source: padi

Length: 36 Days

Itinerary Highlights:

Day 1
depart from Los Angeles or San Francisco on Singapore Airlines and arrive Singapore the next day.
Day 2
free day to explore Singapore. Overnight at the Orchard Hotel.
Day 3
Singapore Airlines will transfer you back to the airport in time to meet Silk Air from Singapore to Manado, Indonesia. Transfer to Kungkungan Bay Resort.
Day 3-8
6 nights at Kungkungan Bay Resort, a small exclusive resort set on a coral-filled bay on the Lembeh Strait. Built in traditional Balinese style, the resort has 1,200 feet of private beach and is surrounded by tropical Rainforest. All rooms are deluxe one bedroom suites or native cottages. The reefs here are pristine, and the snorkeling in front of the resort is excellent.
Day 9
Transfer to Tasik Ria Resort Hotel.
Day 9-18
The intimate seaside boutique style property with 34 rooms is located on Tanawangko Bay, on the north west coast of Manado, only 20 kilometers from Bunaken National Park in North Sulawesi.
Day 19
Transfer to the airport to meet Lion Air from Manado to Sorong. Meet on arrival by Papua Diving and transfer by car and boat to Sorido Bay Resort
Day 19-33
14 nights at Sorido Bay Resort. Brand new Sorido Bay Resort just opened in November 2004. The first resort to offer Western style comforts in a traditional Papuan setting. Sorido Bay Resort is home to “Cape Kri” the richest house reef anywhere in the world. Located on a beautiful deep lagoon and white sand beach on Kri Island, the dive resort is central to the most spectacular dive sites in the Raja Ampat.
Day 34
Transfer to the airport for Lion Air from Sorong to Manado. transfer on arrival to Tasik Ria Resort Hotel. Overnight.
Day 35
Transfer to the airport for Silk Air from Manado to Singapore. Overnight at the Transit Hotel.
Day 36
Connect to Singapore Airlines to Los Angeles and arrive later the same day.

The above is a sample itinerary. Uncommon Adventures specializes in custom itineraries to suit your specific desires and needs as well. Please feel free to consult us to design an adventure of your own.

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Photography courtesy of Randy Harwood Photography.